Preview: Oklahoma State Cowboys

Led by an All-American point guard, Cowboys will push KU for Big 12 title

Updated: October 24, 2013, 4:12 PM ET
By Ken Pomeroy | ESPN Insider

Michael Cobbins, Le'Bryan NashAP Photo/Brody SchmidtLe'Bryan Nash, who averaged 14 points per game last season, could be Oklahoma State's X factor.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Last season: 24-9 (13-5)
In-conference offense: 1.05 points per possession (5th)
In-conference defense: 0.94 points per possession (2nd)

The Cowboys may not have the most experienced lineup in the conference this season, but they do return their top six players in terms of minutes played. This team was going to have NCAA tournament expectations whether or not Marcus Smart decided to come back to Stillwater for his sophomore season, but Smart's unorthodox move makes the Cowboys a threat to be the best team in the conference.